George Albaugh sent along some photos, all taken at (I think) the 1948 Moth Nationals. I'm not sure if this is the first year for a National Championship win for the upstart Connecticut design by the famous Skip Etchells (of Star and Etchells 22 fame). Many Mothboats of that era have both the hull number and the boat name splashed on the bow, a neat touch that maybe the modern Classic Moth should emulate. George also supplied the captions......
Mothboats tied up to the dock at Elizabeth City. Note the barn door rudders.
The 1948 National Moth Boat Champion, the Connecticut "SHUCKS", Nr 999. Lems Blades’ "THUNDERCLOUD", Nr 910 can be seen in the background.
Nr 908, "LITTLE NOB" was sailed by Gene Willey. Dorr Willey’s "BLONDIE", Nr 808 can be seen in the background.
Peggy Kammerman’s "SOUTHERN CROSS", Nr 122 down from Atlantic City. "SOUTHERN CROSS" was the 1935 National Champion, skippered that year by her builder Stansbury Cramer.
1948 National champ, John White, launching his Connecticut "SHUCKS".
Billy Letts from Big Bayou Yacht Club, St. Petersburg, FL taking "MISS BEHAVE", Nr 506 for a test sail with his girl friend. Not too many current day Americans could sail “two up” in a Moth Boat!
The “Connecticut” Moths from Rocky Point Yacht Club.
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